We recently had the chance to review a queen size mattress and box spring from SafeRest and wanted to share our findings. SafeRest, maker of bed bug proof encasements and pillow protectors, has passed the rigorous bed bug certification tests conducted by independent lab Snell Scientific (please see a link to the lab test below). This makes SafeRest one of only a handful of bed bug encasement producers to be tested with live bed bugs for effectiveness on the seams, fabric, zipper and zipper end-stop. SafeRest has created one of the most advanced mattress encasements that are not only for bed bugs, but also for fluid and dust mite protection. The following review discusses some of the key features offered by SafeRest on their mattress and box spring encasements.
360° Secure End Zipper Feature:
What sets SafeRest apart from other brands is their patent-pending 360° secure end zipper closure, which prevents the end zipper traveler from moving. This eliminates the risk that the end zipper traveler will pull back allowing bed bugs to enter or escape. SafeRest’s 360° secure works by using a fold over flap that covers the end traveler and is secured with Velcro.
Micro Zipper Technology:
The zippers are often the most vulnerable area of the encasement, which can potentially allow stage one nymphs to pass through. The zipper used on SafeRest encasements are unlike anything we’ve reviewed before. When zipped up, their the zipper is nearly invisible and are proven to prevent anything including the smallest bed bug from getting through. Out of all the encasements that we’ve seen, this appears to be the best design for bed bugs.
Cotton Terry Surface Material:
Many of the encasements on the market have moved to a polyester surface material due to the recent spike in cotton prices. Polyester works well, but can often make noise and may sleep hot. SafeRest still uses cotton terry as their surface material back coated with a breathable bed bug proof membrane layer. This not only makes their mattress encasements completely noiseless, but also breathable and cool to sleep on. It’s important to note that their box spring encasements do not use cotton terry for the surface material as it’s not a sleeping surface and is not necessary.
Tripple Stitched Seams:
Another important area on a bed bug mattress encasement are the seams. SafeRest triple stitches their seams to ensure bed bugs are not able to escape or enter. This offers peace of mind that even if one stitch were to break, two back up stitches remain.
We are very impressed by the bed bug encasements we reviewed from SafeRest. Their bed bug technology is cutting edge and the surface material sleeps neither hot nor noisy. We even checked the waterproofing by 2 cups of water on top of the mattress and waiting 30 minutes. Upon inspection, no fluids penetrated through. We would highly recommend these encasements for what we feel may be the best mattress encasements for bed bug and fluid protection available on the market.
SafeRest testing report: SafeRest Certification Report
For more information please visit SafeRest.com